Sound Of Music Songs We Just Can’t Get Out Of Our Heads

 

We’ve had them memorized for years

 

 

The true test of a classic movie is if it can make the jump from one generation to the next. There are some movies that have lost traction over the years, but then there are those that still click despite its years of remakes, remasters and recoloring. Sound of Music belongs to the latter group and we’re willing to bet it’s because of those stay-in-your-head songs.

 

Maria

That upbeat melody and those hilarious lyrics will never get old.

 

How do you find a word that means Maria?

A flibbertigibbet?

A will of a whisp?

A clown.

 

 

Sixteen Going On Seventeen

The innocence, the romance and the utter willingness to let love take you under its wing. Not to mention, that dance routine and kiss at the end will always be one of our favorite scenes.

 

I am sixteen going on seventeen

Innocent as a rose

Bachelor dandies, drinkers of brandies

What do I know of those?

 

 

My Favorite Things

Because this song is epic for stormy nights and I’m-not-feeling-the-world-today hits.

 

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens

Brown paper packages tied up with strings

These are a few of my favorite things

 

 

Do-Re-Mi

How else were we supposed to memorize the notes?

 

Do, a deer, a female deer

Ray, a drop of golden sun

Me, a name I call myself

Far, a long, long way to run

 

 

So Long, Farewell

Is there a more epic way to say goodbye and goodnight than in song and dance?

 

There’s a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall

And the bells in the steeple too

And up in the nursery, an absurd little bird

Is popping up to say, “Cuckoo! Cuckoo!”

 

 

 

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